Checklist Greece; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 77 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Greece. It's based on Dijkstra, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), on the Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies (Boudot & Kalkman (eds.), 2015), and - in a handful of cases - on new area records. Please click here if you would like to see the list below with the English common names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific names. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area Greece by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted as per our overall checklist, please click here.

Note: if you believe a species is missing from the checklist below, please do email us at with the new information, together with the relevant source(s) and references. If we agree that the new information is indeed valid, we will update the checklist as soon as possible.

Please click on a species name below to see our 20 photographs of that species.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
4Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
5Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
6Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842 Preview
7Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
8Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
9Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
10Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
11Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
12Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
13Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953 Preview
14Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
15Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
16Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
19Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
20Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
21Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
22Cordulegaster helladica (Lohmann, 1993) Preview
23Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
24Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
25Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 Preview
26Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
27Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
28Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
29Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
30Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
31Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
32Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
33Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
34Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
35Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
36Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
37Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
39Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
40Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
41Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
42Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
43Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
45Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
48Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
49Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
50Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
53Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
54Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773) Preview
55Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845) Preview
56Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
57Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
58Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
59Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948 Preview
60Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
61Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
62Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 Preview
63Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
64Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
65Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
66Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
67Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
70Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
71Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
72Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
73Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
74Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
75Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
76Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
77Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842) Preview